Holly Chardonnay 2014
You can now buy New Zealand's Holly Chardonnay wine in Singapore! The Holly line is the top premium offering from the Matahiwi Estate winery, with the Chardonnay likely coming more to the taste of drier wine lovers. This wine is not as fragrant or light as the Sauvignon Blanc variety. Yet, it offers a nice, full basket tasting experience that will certainly leave a very nice aftertaste. It is a very well presented example of New Zealand's Chardonnay variety and offers a relaxed drinking experience, glass after glass. So, don't be shy - if you like Chardonnay - give Holly a try!
- Name: Holly Chardonnay
- Winemaker: Matahiwi Estate
- Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
- Techs: volume 750ml, year 2014, alcohol 13.5%
- Awarded 4.5 stars by WineNZ Magazine
- Awarded 89/100 by Bob Campbell (Master of Wine)
- Awarded Silver at New Zealand International Wine Show
- Awarded Silver at the Easter Show Wine Awards
- Awarded 4 stars by Dish Magazine
- Awarded 4 stars by Winestate NZ
- Awarded Silver at the 2012 China Wine Awards
- Awarded 4 stars by Michael Cooper
Tasting notes and food pairing ideas:
This is a rich style of barrel fermented Chardonnay with the accent on complexity and fruit weight. Ripe white peach, hazelnut and biscuit aromas combine with toasty oak hints and citrus acidity. The finish is silky and elegant. Perfect with seafood or pasta with rich, cream-based sauces or roast chicken.
Already enjoyable throughout 2015. This Chardonnay is made from a mix of Mendoza and Clone15 grown in the Gladstone area in Wairarapa. These vineyards have free-draining, stony silt loams. The crop was kept very low and well exposed to ensure even ripening and good flavour development. Once fermentation was completed the wine was left on yeast lees for approximately 10 months to promote textural qualities and mouthfeel. The wine exhibits stonefruit and ripe citrus flavours with a rich, mealy texture.
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